Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson is fascinating. It's tailor-made for all readers who don't have the ability or time to wade through Leonardo's codexes. The author has done prodigious research into Da Vinci's life, the early years are a revelation and the background of 15th century Florence is richly described. Reading about the details of Leonardo's creative process alongside the reprints of so much of his work gives one an enhanced appreciation for his genius.